Baby Hager

November 20, 2007

11 weeks!

Filed under: # of Weeks — chager @ 11:40 am

How your baby’s growing:

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.

She’s already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won’t feel your baby’s acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.


10 weeks!

Filed under: # of Weeks — chager @ 11:39 am

How your baby’s growing:

Though he’s barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

He’s swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they’ll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.

If you could take a peek inside your womb, you’d spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other developments: Your baby’s limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby’s forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he’s about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.



November 18, 2007

Grandma and Grandpa Wise know!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — chager @ 8:43 pm

We got to Round Rock this afternoon. We quickly changed Noah into his “Big Brother” t-shirt. He ran around and played in the living room with Mom, Dad and Grandma. After about 15 minutes, Grandma finally noticed what Noah’s shirt said! She said, “Oh, really?!?!”. We confirmed it and she was very excited!!! It was so fun to get to tell her in person!!!

November 17, 2007

Ryan knows!!!

Filed under: Telling People — chager @ 4:03 pm

We got to the airport plenty early for our flight to Texas.  We had almost 2 hours of wait time before our flight.  I brought Noah into the bathroom to change his diaper.  And at the same time, I put his “Big Brother In Training” t-shirt on.   We wanted Ryan to be the first family member to learn the news.   When we came back out Ryan noticed the shirt almost right away and just kind of gave us a strange look, as if to say, “I think I know what that means, but can you please confirm it for me?”   He’s very excited.  Again, he’s hoping for a little sister, but he said it doesn’t matter either way.  I know he’ll be a good big brother for Pookie, just like he is for Noah.

November 6, 2007

10 on Tuesday

Filed under: 10 on Tuesdays — chager @ 4:25 pm

10 Days I’m Looking Forward To:

(These aren’t in calendar order)

1.     Nov. 18th – telling Grandma and Grandpa Wise!

2.     Nov. 23rd – telling Grandma and Grandpa Rickson!

3.     Nov. 25th – telling our church family!

4.     The birth day when we get to meet Pookie and find out if Pookie is a boy or girl!

5.     The ultrasound (not until 22 weeks or so)!

6.     The day I give my notice here at work!

7.     The first doctor visit when we get to hear Pookie’s heartbeat!

8.     Telling the rest of the family!

9.     Telling our friends!

10.The day this “morning” sickness lets up!

9 weeks!

Filed under: # of Weeks, Uncategorized — chager @ 4:09 pm

How your baby’s growing:

Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She’s starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they’ll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby’s heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic “tail” is completely gone. Your baby’s organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won’t be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won’t open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby’s basic physiology is in place, she’s poised for rapid weight gain.

I love how Pookie is compared to some kind of food each week… a lentil bean, a blueberry, a kidney bean and now a grape!!! That always makes me giggle.

I’m so sick of feeling sick!!!

Filed under: The Pregnancy — chager @ 3:58 pm

This “all day” sickness is really getting to me! About 80-90% of the time I feel absolutely sick to my stomach. I have a hard time getting anything done because when I’m up moving around I just want to puke! Yesterday I finally called my doctor’s office to ask if there is anything else I can do. After getting off the phone, Noah and I took a little ride to the pharmacy. I am now taking vitamin B6 four or so times a day. So far, I haven’t really noticed any difference. And I also have Emetrol to take; it’s supposed to help with the nausea, but I hate the taste of it, so it kind of defeats the purpose. Ick!!! I hope the B6 starts helping. Otherwise, I’m going to try some wrist band things that I’ve heard a little bit about.

As much as I love being pregnant, this sick feeling might just deter me from going thru it again!

October 30, 2007

Ten on Tuesday

Filed under: 10 on Tuesdays — chager @ 12:03 pm

Ten People Who I Can’t Wait To Tell:

1) The Grandmas and Grandpas! I think everyone will be so excited. We’ll be telling Joy and Tom first this time and my mom and dad a few days later. (Thanksgiving week)

2) The Aunts and Uncles – Carla (Brian), Clint, Joe & Kevin! Again, I think they’ll be so excited!!

3) Ryan and Noah! I really hope that Ryan will be excited. He’s so good with Noah and Noah just loves Ryan. I think they’ll both be great big brothers! I’ve actually confided in Noah a few times, but I get the feeling that he doesn’t understand what I’m talking about yet.

4) Kelly and Melissa! It’s been so hard keeping this a secret from them. I tell them everything. And I feel like I’ve been avoiding them a little bit lately because I think they’re going to notice…

5) Meagan! She was the first to know when I was pregnant with Noah. She helped me get thru my entire pregnancy! She is such a great friend!

6) Kristy! We get to be pregnant together-just 3 weeks apart!!!! It has been so hard keeping this secret from her! We talk about her pregnancy almost daily. It’s so hard not to just say, ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!

7) Brandee, Kari, Suzi & Toni! Then they’ll know why I’ve somewhat been avoiding them. When I tell them how sick I’ve been with morning all the time sickness, hopefully they’ll forgive me.

8 ) Rhonda! I just know that Rhonda will be so excited for us! She’s been a great friend to both me and Jeremy for years.

9) My boss, Melissa! I know she’ll be excited for us. I remember when I told her that I was pregnant with Noah, she got teared up. Plus then I can tell her how sick I’ve been feeling. And why lately I’ve been having some “crabby” days, some “sleepy” days, some “emotional” days, etc.

10) Our extended families. Who doesn’t love to hear about another baby?!?!

8 weeks

Filed under: # of Weeks — chager @ 11:39 am

How your baby’s growing:

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby’s hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his “tail” is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven’t developed enough to reveal whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can’t feel it.

A kidney bean?? CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1st Doctor Appointment

Filed under: Doctor Visits — chager @ 11:36 am

We had our first ob appointment yesterday. There wasn’t much to this one. They basically just confirmed that I am indeed pregnant. She asked us if we had any questions, which we really don’t at this time. I’m sure they’ll come up though. The thing that really made this seem real, is when she handed us the packet of information. There is some paperwork that needs to be sent to the hospital 6 weeks before the due date, info about birthing classes, info about what to/not to eat, ok medications, etc. Getting that folder of info just brought me back to getting it when we found out we were pregnant with Noah! It’s just so real now! In a way I just can’t believe we’re doing this again. I’m so excited and happy, but at the same time, I’m scared! I can’t wait to tell people so that I can talk about things.

Our next appointment is Nov. 26th (four more weeks). That’ll just be another check up and they’re going to do the Glucose Tolerance Test. Since Noah was so big when he was born, they want to watch me closer this time for diabetes.

On a side note: Noah was with us at this doctor appointment. He acted like a little monster. I don’t think he’ll get to go with us next time.

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